Biafra: World Igbo Youth Council endorses Nnamdi Kanu as Igbo leader

Imanuel Jannah
By Imanuel Jannah June 3, 2017 07:15

The World Igbo Youth Council, WIYC, has endorsed Nnamdi Kanu as the new Igbo leader who will takes after late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.

The endorsement is a ‎backing for the Ohanaeze-Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) which had earlier recognized Kanu in that capacity

Biafra: World Igbo Youth Council endorses Nnamdi Kanu as Ojukwu’s replacement

The OYC leadership had during ‎their visit to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) declared that the Igbos now had a leader in him.

In a related development, the Secretary General of World Igbo Youth Council, Edumobi Izuora and the Deputy National President, Ugwu Francis, described the action of the OYC as a right step in the right direction.
While justifying their position, they said, “we agree with the Ohanaeze Ndigbo on adoption of Nnamdi Kanu as Igbo leader because ‎”leadership is not about occupying political office, age or by material acquisition.

“Leadership is based on confidence reposed on Nnamdi Kanu, who has successfully stepped into the shoes of Late Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu.

“This is evident in the compliance to the sit-at-home declared by Kanu and which was backed by Ohanaeze youths.‎”
The World Igbo Youth Council vowed to resist any attempt “to prosecute and persecute the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths; such move will fail because Ndigbo has recognized Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro as a worthy leader; no unpopular conspiracy against them will deter the youths.

“We urge the Ohanaeze youths to continue to project Ndigbo in any circumstance possible. The IPOB, MASSOB and the Ohanaeze Youths should keep working as one to salvage Ndigbo.

“We equally urge the new Igbo leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to work in close affinity with‎ the MASSOB leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu and the Ohanaeze Youths led by Mazi Isiguzoro Okechukwu.”

It could be recalled that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB),had eralier said a sovereign state of Biafra would be achieved either alive or dead despite the long de­tention and incarceration of its leader stressing that the lead­ership quality of Kanu has no equal among present day politicians.

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Imanuel Jannah
By Imanuel Jannah June 3, 2017 07:15